Guv creates ripples in SKIMS by overhauling its governing body

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Srinagar: Governor N N Vohra on Saturday took a long pending decision and overhauled SKIMS governing body by including his advisors in place of ministers and reversed the orders earlier taken by former CM Mehbooba Mufti.

The Governor has removed senior faculty members from the high-level body who were earlier made part of it in a surprise move by PDP-BJP government violating the basic rules.

“Dr. Khursheed Aalam and Dr. Altaf Umar Ramzan who are believed to be close  to last Chief Minister have been removed from the body,” an official said.

Dr M S Khuroo, senior scientist and former Director SKIMS who was earlier removed by the last government from the governing body has again been included as member.

SKIMS has came under scanner for various reasons especially when PDP-BJP government removed the last Director Dr A G Ahanger from the post. Later, many mismanagement and corrupt practices came to fore from the institute which lead to many controversies.

Later, the doctors held indefinite strike which affected the patientcare.